A CEO in Fresno, California is being denounced online after he was captured on video going on a drunken, racist rant.
Bartender Rebecca Hernandez captured video of the man, who claims to be Jason Wood, CEO of the digital marketing firm Actionable Insights.
In her caption, she told the story of how Wood refused to wear a mask and became progressively more inebriated.
In the video, Wood becomes aggressive and begins throwing racial slurs around when he's asked to pay his tab.
At one point, Wood exclaims:
"You're a dark-haired dumbass, sand-n****r motherf*cker."
So when are these racist CEO’s getting fired?? #MichaelLofthouse #JasonWood https://t.co/yhOKjofA9y— Sydney (@Sydney) 1594312970.0
Here is #JasonWood's company: give them a nice call. https://t.co/MnnG2XQUf5— We can do better (@We can do better) 1594252942.0
When Hernandez calls security, Wood says:
"I'm leaving, don't worry about me. Don't worry about me, Saudi Arabia."
#jasonwood CEO of Actionable Insights, verbally attacks using racial slurs at my my gf because she refused to serv… https://t.co/Jwd2gICsOG— todsookieluke (@todsookieluke) 1594255067.0
Hernandez then asks Wood what he means, to which he responds:
"You're f*cking stupid like they are."
Watching the CEO/President (Jason Wood) of @actioninsight call a bartender racial slurs because she cut him off is… https://t.co/FR8Hwlgob4— krysta 🤷🏻♀️ (@krysta 🤷🏻♀️) 1594249584.0
When the bartender notes Wood is going to end up on the internet, he claims:
"No honey, I drive the internet."
Wood later told the Sacramento Bee that he had "blacked out" and regretted what he said.
"I feel awful about the whole thing. We had seven or eight beers."
"It knocked me out. I don't remember any of that."
"When I saw the video, my jaw just dropped."
"I was a jerk."
RACIST RANT RESPONSE: His language is offensive. Jason Wood just sent me his apology. “My words were unacceptable.… https://t.co/Bt58wXh8Nw— Corin Hoggard (@Corin Hoggard) 1594329272.0
Many online weren't assuaged by Wood's excuses.
@alcasssa @actioninsight Being drunk doesn't suddenly turn one into a racist. It reveals the racist. Jason Wood is proof of that.— dee davidson (@dee davidson) 1594352238.0
@Mannyotiko “I feel awful about the whole thing,” Wood said. “We had seven or eight beers. It knocked me out. I don… https://t.co/hVbcxAx9gN— Sebastian (@Sebastian) 1594319594.0
People on Twitter called for Wood to face consequences for his racist rhetoric.
#jasonwood is racist piece of crap. CEO of Actionable Insights. https://t.co/xkZEq9rpYs— todsookieluke (@todsookieluke) 1594254888.0
We are proud to say we do not know this person. There are a few Actionable Insights out there, and we’ve been tagge… https://t.co/kusDIpDvuS— Actionable Insights (@Actionable Insights) 1594260963.0
SIGN to Terminate Jason Wood’s position as CEO and President of Actionable Insights 🤗 https://t.co/G08DFvlbb4— hailee lee (@hailee lee) 1594314762.0
Finally, Actionable Insights announced Wood would be resigned from his position at the company.
His company says he resigned. Changed the layout of the website so that we can’t see their customers. This is all B… https://t.co/sQdNekKbYo— Christian (@Christian) 1594397492.0
Having a few drinks is never an excuse for racist behavior. And there is nothing in alcohol that makes someone suddenly favor racial slurs over other profanity or objectionable comments.